Two big games today! One in the afternoon (if you don't know what I'm talking about, shame on you!), and one at 7:30 PM at the Madison City Schools Stadium when 2nd place Rocket City United play 1st place Chattanooga FC.
RCU will be looking to turn around the poor result on the road against FC Tulsa. As always seems to be the case in the short NPSL Southeast season, this is a virtual must-win match for RCU. It's a "six pointer" as a win would pull RCU level with CFC at 10 points, while a loss would see them six points behind.
CFC is a much improved team over last year, where they relied a little too much on athleticism. This year, they've made some improvements in the attacking third of the field that has seen them go undefeated this season.
Also, we should expect to see a phenomena that has so far been a very rare sight in the NPSL Southeast, the traveling supporter. CFC have a legit supporters group called the Chattahooligans. They will be traveling down 72 this afternoon to support their club and hopefully in large numbers. This can only be a good thing for soccer in the south.
RCU is looking to capitalize on World Cup fever and are hoping for a good crowd tonight. This week, kids get in free when they wear their soccer jersey! Should be a fun day for soccer fans in the Valley.